The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas, an NCI-designated cancer center, seeks to recruit several academic radiation oncologists at assistant, associate, and professor levels as our department continues to grow under new chairman Dr. Ronald Chen. The University of Kansas has state-of-the-art clinical facilities at both the main academic hospital and five community locations surrounding Kansas City, a midsize city with several suburbs consistently ranked as top places to live and raise a family in the US. The integrated clinical program serves over 6,000 new patients annually, which provides an excellent environment for clinical research. A newly constructed proton center is expected to be clinically operational by March 2022. The department consists of 17 full-time faculty radiation oncologists, 15 full-time physicists and two radiobiologists. The University provides a supportive environment, with high quality care through department-wide peer review and site-specific tumor conferences. The Department has a full research staff dedicated to development and support of clinical trials and grants, including biostatistics support. The Department has an ACGME-accredited four-year residency program, and a CAMPEP-accredited physics residency. The Department’s research funding has increased multiple-fold over the past 2-3 years and continues on a steep upward trajectory.
In addition to providing high quality patient care, faculty members are expected to help drive a vision for clinical and research development and contribute to teaching of students and residents. Proton therapy experience is preferred but not required.
Qualified candidates will be Board certified or Board eligible in Radiation Oncology, have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work successfully in a multi-disciplinary team.
Internal Number: 685
About University of Kansas Health System
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) is a crucial member of the NCI-designated University of Kansas Cancer Center. The Department is a top ranked US News and World Report Cancer Service Line that has developed a national reputation and has seen an ongoing increase in the number and clinical expertise of its faculty. The Department oversees 11 linear accelerators and provides Radiation Oncology Clinical Services at 8 locations throughout the Kansas City region.
The Department of Radiation Oncology is a main voting member of NRG Oncology, and continues to base its' philosophies on research and education. The Department also features an accredited four-year Radiation Oncology residency training program (ACGME), and a two-year residency Medical Physics training program (CAMPEP).The Department of Radiation Oncology is now one of the largest clinical programs in the country.
The University of Kansas Medical Center Proton Therapy program is scheduled to open in 2021.
The Department allows patients from the Kansas City metropolitan area and the States of Kansas and Missouri the opportunity to receive cutting-edge, state-of-the-art radiation therapy treatments while staying close to home.